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Prime Minister and Cabinet Vacancy N.N. 10763392
Aboriginal Hostels Limited Closing date: Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Job Title: Hostel Workers
Division: Frontline Services
Job Type: Ongoing, Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time, Part-time, Casual
Salary: $43,468 - $45,844
Location: Thursday Island - QLD
Classification: APS Level 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Agency Website:

Job Description


Aboriginal Hostels Limited (AHL)
AHL’s purpose is to provide culturally safe, fit-for-purpose, affordable accommodation for Indigenous Australians who need to be away from home to access employment opportunities, health, education and other essential services. We have 45 hostels across the country in remote, regional and metropolitan areas.

A career with AHL will provide you with a chance to contribute to improving the quality of life and economic opportunity for Indigenous Australians. We offer rewarding experiences and rewarding employment conditions. At AHL we demonstrate P.R.O.U.D values - we are:

AHL is looking for experienced Hostel Workers who are highly motivated, energetic, enthusiastic and passionate about delivering quality services to our residents.

As a Hostel Worker, you will have primary responsibility for undertaking the duties of one of the following roles, whilst having flexibility to perform other duties when required:

• Hostel Worker – Cook
• Hostel Worker – Housekeeper
• Hostel Worker – Kitchenhand
• Hostel Worker – Night Attendant

You will work under the general direction of the Hostel Manager and Assistant Hostel Manager and will be responsible for working in collaboration with other hostel workers on a daily basis, ensuring a high standard of service is delivered to our residents.

We are looking for people who:
• are committed to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
• have a strong focus on customer service, with the ability to communicate effectively, and work in a team environment
• are in good physical health and can walk, lift and carry, and who can work to a flexible schedule
• can prepare meals in an industry based environment and prepare quality food without compromise to Food Safety Standards Australia (Cooks & Kitchenhand)
• can complete housekeeping and cleaning tasks in a productive and efficient manner (Housekeepers)
• can work independently to detect threats and resolve issues, make appropriate decisions to remove potential hazards, act in emergency situations effectively, prioritise administration and domestic duties, and work at night (Night Attendants).



To be eligible for engagement and to maintain employment, applicants must:
• Provide proof of Australian citizenship
• Hold (and maintain) a Working with Children Check in the relevant state (prior to engagement)
• Undergo a satisfactory National Criminal History Check (prior to engagement)
• Meet fitness for duty requirements (prior to engagement) and
• Satisfactorily complete a six month probationary period (once employed).



Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

Non-Ongoing employment may be offered for up to 18 months. Ongoing employment may be offered within 12 months from this advertisement.

Indigenous jobseekers are encouraged to apply for this vacancy. If the job is 'Identified', then part or all of the duties impact on Indigenous Australian people and/or involve interaction with Indigenous Australian communities or their representatives.

RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information see:

To Apply

Position Contact: Annie Edlington, 02 6212 2086
Agency Recruitment Site:
Applicants to vacancies notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette should be aware that;
.  the names of successful applicants may also be notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette
.  applicants found suitable may be offered similar employment opportunities by other Australian Public Service agencies
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS45 - Tues - 05 Nov 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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